Mentally Retarded

August 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

“There was a disappointment tonight. I was very embarrassed. I was in this parking lot and there was a man looking for a space to park, and I found a space for him. And I felt badly — he looked like he was sort of in distress. And I said, ‘Sir, here’s a place.’ And he said, ‘That’s a handicapped space.’ I said, ‘Oh I’m so sorry, I saw that Obama sticker and I thought you were mentally retarded.”

  • Jim Roddey, Allegheny County’s GOP chair and former county executive, August 7, 2012
  • Source: Post-Gazette
  • Context: Roddey made this comment during the election night party for state Rep. Randy Vulakovich, R-Shaler, who won the special election to fill convicted state Sen. Jane Orie’s seat in Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs. The comment received a jovial response from the GOP crowd of about 200 people.
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